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CITES welcomes new UN General Assembly resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife

Geneva, 20 September 2019: At the 73rd session United Nations General Assembly, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted its fourth resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

Music to your ears: CITES CoP18 moves towards strengthened regulations for tropical trees, as well as cautions exemptions for rosewood musical instruments

CITES going full steam ahead to ensure sustainable use of marine resources

Hard work begins after more shark species are listed under CITES

Closing remarks of CITES Secretary-General at the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES

Closing remarks of CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero

Geneva (Switzerland), 28 August 2019

Chair, Alternate Chair, Chairs of Committees I and II, esteemed delegates, dear colleagues,

CITES conference responds to extinction crisis by strengthening international trade regime for wildlife

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Eco-thriller Chasing the Thunder to screen at World Wildlife Conference

Geneva, 27 August 2019 – This evening will see the Swiss premiere of Chasing the Thunder, which is being screened on the margins of the World Wildlife Conference – CITES CoP18 – at the Palexpo Convention Centre. The audience will experience compelling high-seas action in this anti-poaching documentarythriller, which is part of the larger “Ocean Warriors” series on Discovery’s Animal Planet network. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with former Interpol officer Alistair McDonnell.

Wildlife enforcement networks from around the world meet to further strengthen collaborative efforts against wildlife crime

Wildlife enforcement networks from around the world meet to further strengthen
collaborative efforts against wildlife crime

Role of local communities living alongside wildlife gains greater recognition at World Wildlife Conference – CITES CoP18

Geneva, 22 August 2019 - The engagement of local communities who live alongside wildlife with CITES is gaining increased attention at the triennial gathering of the world’s wildlife trade regulator.

Updates on decisions made on proposals to amend Appendices I and II at CoP18

Decisions made on proposals to amend Appendices I and II

CoP18, Geneva (Switzerland), 17-28 August 2019

(updated as decisions are made in Committee I and Plenary)

Fourth meeting of CITES Tree Species Programme Advisory Committee held in Geneva during CITES CoP18

About 30 experts from 11 countries that are members of Advisory Committee were brought together in Geneva, Switzerland on 18 August 2019 at Palexpo during the Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP18).

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